FACTORS INFLUENCING PREFERENCE OF FERTILIZERS IN ERODE DISTRICT

S. Rubadevi, T. Palanisamy

Abstract


India is predominantly an agriculture country and about 65 per cent of the total population of the country has been involved in agriculture directly or indirectly. There has been a gap between the growth rate of population and growth rate of food productivity.  As a result, the food shortage is anticipated.  It is essential to enhance the production of food grains.  However, there have been certain limitations in increasing the production such as monsoon failure, non availability of agriculture labours, lack of technology, etc.  However, the productivity of food grains could be increased by using fertilizers without affecting the soil structure and fertility of the soil.  Organic and chemical fertilizers are made available for the farmers.  The organic fertilizers have more advantages.  However, chemical fertilizers are used to increase the productivity to a greater extent.  The preference of fertilizers has been influenced various factors.  The present study has aimed at examining the factors influencing preference of fertilizers.

Keywords: Fertilizers, Farmers, Factors, Preference


Keywords


Fertilizers, Farmers, Factors, Preference

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